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Thread: FMQ with Singer Clone straight stitch machine - outstanding

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    Junior Member bigbrownowl's Avatar
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    FMQ with Singer Clone straight stitch machine - outstanding

    I have just found these links on another forum and thought I would share with you what can be done with the most basic of machines. He works on a Chinese Singer clone treadle machine. It makes me realise how much I rely on the machine, and not on my own skill!

    He draws the design in pencil first: fabric is tightly hooped and moved around manually. No stabiliser is used.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl5pf...=ULZey5I288jYY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zey5I...=ULrl5pfrK40iw
    Last edited by bigbrownowl; 01-07-2013 at 03:12 AM.
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    wow. that is impressive. Am I seeing it correctly that there isn't any type of FMQ foot on either machine? Just the needle? thanks for sharing.

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    Yes Stichnripper. What you see is what he is using. No special foot, no drop feed, just a needle, a hoop some coloured thread and some very impressive stitchwork!
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    I am doubly impressed. I wonder how much practice it takes and how long it would take me to learn how to do that? I do have a class 15 treadle and I was happy to have pieced a top with it. The idea of no foot intrigues me.

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    No foot, definitely keep 911 on speed dial!! Especially at my house! Beautiful work. It is amazing when you think about it how spoiled most Americans are.
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    Reminds me of a 3 day workshop I took with the lady from Sulky on free hand embroidery about 25 years ago. Of course we did not do anything that impressive. I feel terrible I cannot recall her name. I did not keep up with freehand machine embroidery after I go my first embroidery machine, but did like doing it.

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    It's lovely, but I don't think I'd have the patience for that. Thank heavens for Janome!!!

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    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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